Friend Rayner (1898-1918)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- RAYNER, FRIEND. Drummer. No 240309. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Lockwood Road, Huddersfield, 5.8.1898. Son of Frank and Ada Rayner, 188 Lowerhouses, Almondbury. Educated Lowerhouses National School. Employed as a railway fitter's apprentice by the London and North Western Railway Company in the locomotive sheds at Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Was a member of the local Territorials prior to the outbreak of the war. Mobilised 4.8.1914. Died of wounds received in the attack on Pacaut Wood, near Bethune, on 18.7.1918. Buried LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row B, Grave 13.
- ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Lowerhouses War Memorial; Milton Independent Church; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery; London and North Western Railway Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FRIEND RAYNER
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Thursday, July 18, 1918
- age: 19 years
- record ID: 54651
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #54651)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4144682)